Parthenon Theatre

5144 S. Hohman Avenue,
Hammond, IN 46320

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DavidZornig on September 7, 2018 at 10:30 pm

Address should be changed to 5144 S. Hohman Avenue.

rivest266 on July 22, 2017 at 4:31 pm

This opened on March 14th, 1921. Grand opening ad below:

Found on

also the photo section.

Broan on April 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Rapp & Rapp did the remodel. Maybe not George & Cornelius by that point in time.

Broan on April 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Architect was E.P. Rupert for R. Levine & Co.

DavidZornig on May 25, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Several photos added via the Planet Hammond Facebook page.

HHS59 on May 20, 2012 at 7:04 am

You can still visit The Parthenon Theater in Hammond, Indiana by visiting:

Click on the movie poster of Cary Grant and you will go inside to watch a movie clip. Pretty clever, eh?

Visit the Hammond Theater District (tab) and see other movies from other Hammond Theaters.

If you have any stories, pictures, etc. to add to this array of Hammond movie houses, please share them with us.

Thank you.


Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 17, 2011 at 3:32 am

Several vintage photos of the Parthenon Theatre can be seen on this web page. The text on the page is mostly quoted from Cinema Treasures, so there’s no new information available.

RegionRat on February 26, 2010 at 11:58 pm

It’s not even a parking lot. It’s a useless grassy area right next to the downtown Hammond overpass.

kencmcintyre on September 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Here is an April 1960 ad from the Hammond Times:

JimSchu on December 22, 2007 at 2:19 am

oops I meant to say I have pictures of the Parthenon

JimSchu on December 22, 2007 at 2:18 am

I have few pictures of the Paramount on my Flickr page:

rmarovich on January 9, 2007 at 6:16 am

Didn’t the Parthenon Theater have an electric clock to the right of the screen and curtains? It had a sort-of sickly green glow to it, making it hard to ascertain the time. Or was the clock at the Paramount down the street? As a child I was fascinated by that clock. Wonder whatever happened to it? Probably either part of the earth now or sold at an antique store… – Bob Marovich

jackshaw on November 28, 2006 at 3:12 pm

I worked in Hammond back in the 1970’s. I remember when Aerosmith played at this theater. Hammond was a busting town at that time.

kencmcintyre on October 21, 2006 at 4:12 pm

Here is a 1940 ad from the Hammond Times:

TheatreBoy on February 10, 2006 at 4:12 pm

Yes, I own the Console from that instrument.